Ooh, spooky!

World War I seems to lend itself well to ghost stories — my theory is that ghosts seemed more likely when so many men were blown to bits or simply never seen again. Spiritualism became more popular after the war, as it did in the U.S. after the Civil War, because families’ intense grief drove them to hope that they could reach their loved ones on the other side.

Here are links to ghost stories that might make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Don’t say you weren’t warned…





Looks haunted to me! (This is the church at Bethune, France, in 1918. I smudged the photo.)


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